Chip Shot Challenge

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Chip Shot Challenge
Chip Shot Challenge from Mario Party: The Top 100
Chip-Shot Challenge from Mario Party Superstars.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 4-Player minigame
Time limit 10 seconds per turn
Music track Aim (3 and Superstars)
Slow and Steady (The Top 100)
Music sample
Mario Party 3:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Mario Party Superstars:

Chip Shot Challenge is a 4-Player minigame found in Mario Party 3, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars.


Lakitu appears and places the red flag in the hole to be shot at in the game. The camera pans back to show one of the players about to make a shot, and the minigame begins.

In Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars, the flag falls into the hole from the sky. After the camera pans to all the players, one is randomly chosen to go first.


The players have to make a shot to the hole on the hill as accurately as possible within the time limit. If a player chips into the hole, that player automatically wins. If this happens, Lakitu holds a sign saying "NICE!" Other players can chip in and win too. If no players chip in, the player whose ball is closest to the hole wins. If two or more players tie with the condition of no players chipping in, all of those players still win. If the ball falls off the island, the player that made the shot immediately loses as Lakitu appears while holding a sign saying "MISS."

In Battle Royale mode in Mario Party 3, the players take turns based on their current positions from first place to fourth place. In Mini-Game mode, the players take turns according to player order.

Mario Party: The Top 100 visual/gameplay changes[edit]

  • The player who goes first is chosen randomly, with the remaining players taking turns according to player order.
  • There is no rough on the side.
  • The flag faces the opposite direction and is animated.
  • The stands are replaced with fences and flowers.
  • All players' distances are visible throughout the minigame.
  • The golf clubs are no longer colored according to the character, instead using the standard player colors.
  • Instead of increasing or decreasing in height, the aiming meter fills up.
  • Characters vocalize when they hit the ball.
  • After the ball lands, a trail appears between it and the hole.
  • There are no longer markers showing where each player's ball has landed.
  • Computer players' turns can be skipped with X Button.
  • Opposing human players' and computer players' aiming meters disappear after three seconds, possibly to prevent others from copying them.
  • The hole-in-one animation is different: Fireworks are set off, and the words "Hole in One" (translated into other languages) appear.

Mario Party Superstars retains most of the visual and/or gameplay changes from The Top 100, with a few differences.

  • Skipping computer players' turns is now done with L Button and/or R Button.
  • The aiming meters disappear for opposing computer players or online human players only.
  • Characters vocalize as their turns start, as they prepare their swings, when they hit the ball, and after their nearest-to-pin distances are shown.


Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Control Stick left / Control Stick right – Aim ball
  • Control Stick up / Control Stick down – Adjust shot/strength
  • A Button – Hit ball

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad Left / Right: Aim
  • Circle Pad Up / Down: Power
  • A Button: Swing

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick (Left and Right) – Aim
  • Control Stick (Up and Down) – Power
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Swing

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Game Rules"Aim for the hole, then hit the ball. The player closest to the hole, wins."
  • Advice"Look closely at the slope to plan your shot. Any player who hits the ball into the hole, wins coins."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Hit the ball into the hole on the green!"
  • On-screen"Hit the ball into the hole!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Hit the ball toward the flag. The player who hits their ball closest to the hole wins!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニアピンぴったり!
Nia pin pittari!
Near-Pin Perfect!

Dutch Mikken en meppen
Point and hit
French (NOA) Golf de fou
Crazy Golf
French (NOE) Golf de Ouf'
Crazy Golf
German Glücksgolf
Lucky Golf
Italian Buca in uno
Hole in one
Korean 니어 핀 대결
Ni-eo Pin Daegyeol
Near-Pin Battle

Portuguese Tacada Certeira
Accurate Swing
Russian Гольф-испытание

Spanish Hoyo en Uno
Hole in One